Scott Weighart, Director of Learning and Development, Leadership Facilitator


At Bates, Scott is a prolific producer of intellectual property who wears numerous hats. He designs and creates workshops, keynote speeches, blogs, articles, webinars, process models, and coaching tools for clients in a wide array of industries and functions. He has analyzed ExPI™ reports and been involved in the ExPI™ feedback process for hundreds of senior executives and high-potential leaders.

Scott acts as a lead instructor for our public programs on executive presence, including the Executive Presence Mastery Program, Executive Presence for Women, and ExPI™ Certification. He also has delivered or co-delivered our signature Speak Like A CEO Program to hundreds of leaders across dozens of industries in open-enrollment programs as well as in private programs.

Prior to joining Bates in late 2010, Scott spent over two decades in roles within the education and private sectors, helping adult and student learners reach their full professional potential through books, articles, workshops, classes, one-on-one coaching, and integrated learning systems. One constant over the years has been his focus on designing and delivering creative, innovative curricula that make learning engaging and memorable for audiences.

Earlier in his career, Scott worked as a project manager and medical writer for Total Learning Concepts, which created sales training materials for the pharmaceutical industry. His role was to make sophisticated medical content engaging and understandable for sales professionals. He previously taught classes on organizational behavior at Boston University, where he coauthored a textbook for Houghton Mifflin. He has written six books altogether. As an authority on experiential learning, he has presented at numerous conferences across the US and Canada. He also worked as a consultant for numerous companies, specializing in behavioral interviewing, case writing, change management, and talent development.

Outside of Bates, Scott writes for, covering the Boston University hockey beat. In 2009, he wrote a book chronicling the inside story of the team. Scott has an MBA from Boston University and resides in Brookline, Mass. with his wife and two children.

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